Teen Corner


What is tEEN dATING vIOLENCE (tdv)?

Teen dating violence (TDV), also called, “dating violence”, is an adverse childhood experience that affects millions of young people in the United States.  Dating violence can take place in person, online, or through technology. It is a type of intimate partner violence that can include the following types of behavior

Dating/domestic abuse occurs when one partner tries to gain POWER and CONTROL over the other.

This is a learned pattern of abusive behavior. Types of abuse include:

  • emotional
  • mental
  • verbal
  • financial
  • physical
  • sexual
  • digital

Teen dating violence profoundly impacts lifelong health, opportunity, and wellbeing. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. The good news is violence is preventable, and we can all help young people grow up violence-free.

Let Them Know About SARC

Abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, income level, educational or national background.

It is important for victims/survivors of abuse to access local resources and nonjudgmental support from trusted friends or family members.

It can be very dangerous to leave an abusive relationship. You can call SARC’s 24 hour helpline to help plan for safety and gain support if you or anyone you know is in an unhealthy relationship, experiencing dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, incest or molestation: 410-836-8430.

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